In boxing, the tale of the tape is the pre-fight measurements between the two combatants. In 2013, we're telling the tale of the tape between D.C. United and its foe of the week.
Steady in the Back
Among active goalkeepers in MLS, two of D.C. United’s ‘keepers rank in the top 10 in Goals Against Average (GAA) versus Sporting Kansas City. Joe Willis is tied for 5th with a 1.00 GAA and Bill Hamid is tied for 10th with a 1.17 GAA.
Critical Time Period
Sporting Kansas City has given up almost half of its goals in the 15-minute stretch immediately before and after halftime. The team has conceded six goals between the 31-45 minute interval and seven goals during the 46-60th minutes.
First Half Importance
When trailing after the first half, Sporting Kansas City is winless in the 2013 MLS season, with a 0-4-1 record.
Aurelien Collin will miss his second consecutive game this year against D.C. United for yellow-card accumulation when the teams take the field Friday. Collin, who leads the league in cautions with 12, also missed the match on May 19 when the Black-and-Red played to a 1-1 draw with SKC at RFK Stadium.
All-Time Goal Scoring
D.C. United ranks 6th All-Time in goals scored (62) against Sporting Kansas City.